Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1158181

Date first listed: 09-Oct-1984

Statutory Address: HARBOUR WALLS


Ordnance survey map of HARBOUR WALLS OF MULLION COVE
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Statutory Address: HARBOUR WALLS

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Mullion

National Grid Reference: SW 66609 17880


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SW 61 NE 5/89


Harbour Walls of Mullion Cove


Pair of harbour breakwaters. The North breakwater built in 1890-2 and the South breakwater 1895-7. Some parts probably earlier. Stone rubble south breakwater. North breakwater of snecked serpentine rubble with granite dressings and with granite setts to top surface. The two breakwaters project from cliffs and change direction at obtuse angles to enclose a small harbour that dries out at low tide. On the inside of the north breakwater are integral stone steps and over the outer seaward side a shelter wall, probably later, with a raised walkway on its inner side. The south breakwater is linked to a causeway at its landward end by two later bridges supported on steel joists. Railings are modern.

Mullion Cove was especially important for pilchard fishing, later superseded in the C19 by crab and lobster fishing. The harbour has remained largely unaltered.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26 June 2017.


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